It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the loss of Cinda Edwards, former chair of the Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees, and her husband, Frank Edwards, yesterday in a plane crash. Cinda and Frank were among LLCC’s biggest proponents and supporters.
Cinda was a proud graduate of our nursing program. She was elected to the LLCC Board of Trustees in 2007 and rose through the ranks as board secretary, vice chair, and finally chair of the board in 2011. She served as chair for two years, presiding over the opening of the Workforce Careers Center.
Cinda was known for her calm, decisive leadership and tireless support of our students, faculty and staff. Frank was her constant supporter and was so proud of her many accomplishments.
We extend our deepest sympathy to their son, Alex, an alum of LLCC, along with their extended families, countless associates and friends, and also to the family and friends of the third victim, John Evans.
Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
Lincoln Land Community College
In an effort to gather progress information for the current fiscal year’s Planning & Budgeting Projects, a simple Midyear Progress Update form has been created for your completion. This will serve as an update on current FY20 Planning & Budgeting Projects. If you submitted a project request during the FY20 Planning & Budgeting Process, you will be required to submit midyear progress update information for approved projects. View updated FY20 Planning & Budgeting documents. Budget Maintenance requests are excluded from this process.
Please access the SharePoint form and provide progress information for each of your FY20 projects. The form is filtered to display the project id numbers that you will need to respond to. Select a project id number, provide the necessary information, include supporting documents as attachments and submit the form. As each project id is completed, it will be removed from the drop down list on the SharePoint form.
All submitted forms will be routed directly to your VP/cabinet-level supervisor for review.
Your responses should include specific evidence to support your project progress. If you have questions about what type of specific support, please contact Karie Longhta.
If you have any problems with accessing the SharePoint page, contact Megan McCann.
The updates should be submitted no later than noon tomorrow, Jan. 31.
The deadline to submit a LEAGUE Grant application is approaching. Applications are due in the LLCC Foundation located on the first floor in Menard Hall on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 from the faculty and staff giving campaign known is LEAGUE is available for projects and programs at LLCC.
The application and grant guidelines are available by contacting the Foundation at 786-2785 or by email at LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu. LEAGUE Grant applications are reviewed by a committee and the award recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on March 24.
Thanks to generous faculty and staff who donated to the LEAGUE Campaign, projects that were awarded funding last year include:
Initial equipment and curriculum purchase for the launch of a new youth STEM program “Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC.”
Two iPads for the financial aid team to use to promote the new mobile application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to students.
A cross-discipline, mass disaster, triage simulation.
In order to be considered, you must submit your funding request by Friday at 5 p.m. For questions, call the LLCC Foundation 786-2785.
Have you ever wanted to name a street? Here’s your chance! LLCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit ideas for five road names on the Springfield campus, shown on the map in yellow boxes. The winning names will be selected by the President’s Cabinet, and five $50 VISA cards will be awarded for winning submissions. (If a road name is selected that was suggested by more than one person, a drawing will be held.) Submit your ideas by Friday, Jan. 31 to be eligible for prizes.
Road just off the main entrance by the west prairie
Road running north from Workforce Careers Center
Road east of Trutter Center that runs from Montgomery Hall to Millennium Center
Road in front of construction site for new Kreher Agriculture Center
Road just south of grassy area between Cass Gym and Menard Hall
Laura Anderson, Leslie Stalter and Thom Whalen, professors of art, have artwork featured in the “Fragility of the Sacred and Sin Eaters” exhibit at Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth. The exhibit is open through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, finished up her four-year term on the Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA) executive board as outgoing past president at the November 2019 Annual Fall Conference held in Springfield. Christie had previously served on the IBEA board as second vice president, first vice president and president. She also served as an IBEA representative on the Illinois Association of Career and Technical Education (IACTE) board. Christie will continue serving as the Mid-Illinois Business Education Association (MIBEA) president.
Congratulations to Kirsten Taylor, director, employment and benefits, for earning her SHRM-CP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management! To earn her certification, Kirsten participated in an intensive study group and passed a rigorous, competency-based exam. The SHRM-CP credential reflects what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.